Contrast Therapy

Optimize with Contrast Therapy at KOKORO

There are countless benefits to exposing your body to pronounced heat and cold in close succession. Contrast therapy combines the benefits of heat and cold exposure by cycling both to activate cold shock proteins and the relaxation response of heat. The “contrast” between these amplifies the benefits of each response by putting your body in a state of hormesis – put simply, the stress response of extreme temperatures tells your body to generate more recovery proteins and stimulates blood flow.

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Contrast Therapy - Hot & Cold - $50

Monthly Gym Membership - $299

Faster Recovery

Research suggests that swelling and other muscle injuries improve significantly faster when heat and cold therapies are combined according to established methods. Cold temperatures induce constriction of the blood vessels, alleviating inflammation. Hot temperatures expand blood vessels, increasing blood flow to the affected area. The combination seems to provide the best of both outcomes, reducing inflammation and delivering oxygenated blood to affected areas.

Strengthening Benefits

Contrast therapy reduces inflammation markers and studies have shown that these outcomes also enhance measured strength. Muscle repair is part of the body’s natural hormesis response, which means you can build strength while recovering. We believe in working hard and recovering harder, and contrast therapy empowers you to do both!

System Reboot

Contrast therapy is shown to reduce lactic acid and activate an immune system response, providing your body with wellness benefits that complement a holistic exercise and wellness routine. KOKORO offers contrast therapy to help you recover after a hard workout or on a day when your body needs a little extra help to feel your best.

What to expect

  • When you arrive, check in with hospitality desk.
  • You will be provided with everything you need including lockers, towels, robe, showers, and shower products.
  • Feel free to bring any additional items you may need
  • Please place your phone in silent mode for the duration of your appointment.
  • Please plan on wearing a swimsuit.

Recommended Protocol

  1. Hot
    Sweat in our traditional sauna for 15 minutes
  2. Cold
    2 minute cold plunge
  3. Repeat
    If your appointment time allows, repeat for a total of 2-3 cycles

* Other protocols welcome: please inquire for suggestions

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